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    'has' or 'had'

    Ireland tied their debut World Cup match against Zimbabwe, the third time a tie has / had occurred in the World Cup.

    Should 'has' or 'had' be used?

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    Re: 'has' or 'had'

    Either. It's a question of the point of view of the speaker. After the match, one might say 'had'; but during the last over, when the scores were tied and there were two (?) balls to go, a commentator might have said: 'In the history of the World cup, there have been only two ties: will this be the third time a World Cup match has ended in a tie?'

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    Re: 'has' or 'had'

    Thanks.

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